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Sierra Blanca Alien Wheat - Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)

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Sierra Blanca Alien WheatSierra Blanca Alien Wheat

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BA SCORE
75
okay

20 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande) visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This medium bodied, smooth brew is hand crafted with barley, white wheat, red wheat and Czech Noble hops. It has a blend of sweet orange and curacao orange peel and finishes with zesty coriander. So get ready to have your taste buds abducted!

12 IBU

(Beer added by: ZenAgnostic on 03-15-2011)
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Dinkel

Texas

3/5  rDev -2.3%

10-17-2013 01:28:27 | More by Dinkel
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LXIXME

New Mexico

2.85/5  rDev -7.2%

Medium white head over a clear golden colored wheat beer.

Weak scents coming off this beer, but they are there; weak sour citrus, weak grains, light yeast.

Light taste with a light grain malt mostly, with maybe grass, something weak in the background that gives it a light bitterness.

Finishes with a light dry sourish aftertaste.

Nothing bad, should just have been richer, more of what it offered.

08-21-2011 20:26:25 | More by LXIXME
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bkeller04

Texas

3/5  rDev -2.3%

02-11-2014 01:49:47 | More by bkeller04
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trappistlover

Arizona

3/5  rDev -2.3%

(12oz. Bottle from Total Wine Desert Ridge). I'm not sure what an "American Pale Wheat is; this is a witbier. Pours a hazy golden color with white head and moderate carbonation. Aroma has juicy orange, coriander, and wheat. Taste is semi-sweet with some bitterness. Medium bodied with slick texture. Slightly bitter finish. Nondescript beer.

06-13-2011 04:02:47 | More by trappistlover
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cmbeddoe7997

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

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atone315

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -2.3%

09-15-2013 14:19:28 | More by atone315
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ronniebruner

Arizona

3.88/5  rDev +26.4%

This beer is somewhere between a hefeweizen and a marzen. The label states it is brewed with orange peel and coriander, and the orange is barely noticeable, but the coriander is strong. The beer is orangish in color, has a nice mix of carbonation and head, and not too bitter for a citrus beer. Picked this one up on a whim and it definitely delivered. Not bad, worth a try, one of the best and coolest labels for a beer ever.

03-20-2012 01:53:39 | More by ronniebruner
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moshmont

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +14%

04-09-2013 22:08:52 | More by moshmont
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ZenAgnostic

Texas

3.15/5  rDev +2.6%

Appearance - Crystal straw body with some visible carbonation. Thick white head with decent retention. Some hazy sediment at the bottom of the bottle.

Smell - Lots of grassy notes. Wheat. Small hints of citrus peel.

Taste - Even more grass. A bit spicy. Extremely dry to the point that it's almost bitter. Slight metallic aftertaste begins to develop. Definitely interesting, and if I got used to the style I might rate it higher.

Mouthfeel - Very smooth from the carbonation.

Drinkability - This stuff is so bone dry that it's almost undrinkable by itself. However, after rating this beer, I paired it with Tilapia with capers on curry rice and the beer does an good job cutting through the oil.

03-15-2011 22:23:20 | More by ZenAgnostic
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mactrail

Washington

3.1/5  rDev +1%

Strange, acidic wheaty beer. Hard to say what's going on here, but a faint hint of Hefeweizen flavors surfaces on the occasional sip. Quite sharp with citrus, but tails off into a woody yet chalky flavor. Nose is orange with a touch of perfume or rose water. Very thin, a golden color in the glass. I thought it was clean but there does seem to be a few dabs of sediment well settled at the bottom for the final pour.

Nothing to seek out, but drinkable if you are in the mood for a sharp rather than mellow lager, preferably without much in the way of hops.

07-06-2011 04:32:57 | More by mactrail
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mhaugo

California

3/5  rDev -2.3%

05-20-2012 04:49:38 | More by mhaugo
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diamondc

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

A: Good head, lacing, clear yellow tint. Looks like a typical mostly filtered wheat beer.

S: Oranges, generic air freshener, some weak bread like aromas.

T: Watered down orange juice, mild sour wheat tang.

M: Well-carbonated & quaffable, no big flavors getting in the way here.

O: A very generic wheat beer. Aside from the spices, there are no memorable malt or hop flavors.

07-17-2011 23:43:14 | More by diamondc
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buckyp

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -2.3%

12-29-2012 01:47:26 | More by buckyp
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

02-10-2013 04:07:11 | More by rorjets
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Koufax21

New Mexico

2.58/5  rDev -16%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. It pours clean and light yellow. About an inch of bright white foam sits on top and disappears quickly with no lacing to speak of. Very mild aroma. Some orange and crackers. So light in taste it made me look again at the bottle to make sure it didn't say Topo-Chico on it. Good carbonation and light bodied. This is a good beer to have in the fridge when it's 100 degrees outside. Unfortunately it's early December in northern New Mexico and about 30 degrees.

01-09-2012 01:30:24 | More by Koufax21
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acslatersbtb

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +14%

08-08-2013 00:45:55 | More by acslatersbtb
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jbarra101

Texas

3/5  rDev -2.3%

12-26-2012 22:40:16 | More by jbarra101
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Nerudamann

Oregon

3.43/5  rDev +11.7%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look – light golden color, slightly hazy, with about half a finger’s worth of off-white colored slightly frothy foam that dissipates somewhat slowly.

Smell – very refreshing smelling. I can only barely make out the orange peel touted on the label, but the coriander comes off pretty distinctly.

Taste – much like the smell, the coriander comes off pretty prominently, but also does the wheat taste in general. I still couldn’t be able to pinpoint the orange peel if I had to. Barely no bitterness to the brew.

Mouthfeel – definitely leans more toward the watery side, but not absurdly so.

Overall – not a bad brew at all. Not terribly intriguing, but not boring either.

02-29-2012 04:35:00 | More by Nerudamann
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quadhog

New Mexico

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11-11-2012 05:35:39 | More by quadhog
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Casp1119

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Sierra Blanca Alien Wheat from Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
75 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.